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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I share my passion for making hand made greeting cards. So - why "Always with a Heart"? Well this is for two reasons. Firstly, it is because every card I produce carries a heart on it somewhere. This can be big and bold or small and almost hidden - the fun sometimes is just trying to find it! Secondly it is because I put my heart into everything I produce. I hope that any visitors enjoy seeing what I post. If you drop by then please leave me a comment so that I know you called. It would be nice to know that you have found my heart in what I do.

Wednesday 27 May 2020


Hi Everyone

I hope have enjoyed another sunny day.

I am here today sharing a card I made for a challenge I stumbled across the other day called "Perfectly Cas".  The current challenge has a theme of "animals".

This style of card is something I admire greatly when I see other people's creations .. .. but when it comes to doing it myself I struggle "big time" to accept all the white space.

Even  my card today, now it is "supposedly" finished, isn't sitting comfortably with me .. .. .. just look at all that white space!!!  No patterned papers and no ribbon!  

But that is the idea of a challenge.  You challenge yourself to do something new and keep doing it until it becomes acceptable .. .. .. hopefully LOL!!!.  

Perhaps if I keep playing along I will work my way into the "comfort zone".

The challenge works on the rule of thirds .. .. .. but you will see that if you pop over and have a look for yourself .. .. .. and you will also see all the fabulous inspiration too.  

This used:

Image:  JMC Designs "Pippa"
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Blackjack"
Chalk (for those rosy cheeks)
X-Cut Palm Punch:  Small Daisy
Glossy Accents
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is me for today. 

I'll catch you again soon.


Carole said...

Oh fabulous! really perfectly CAS in my opinion and a funky looking birdie! You have the gift to create anything! xx

meg said...

Fabulous card the image is fantastic fun

Aunty Sue said...

awesome card and you did the CAS so well. Something I struggle with and always feel it isnt finished off so add a few sequins or twine

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card...I am the same ...white space is not for me ... very scary... I used to do ...less is a More Challenges ....but never like what I did ....Hugs Sylvie xx

Kath said...

A fabulous CAS card Jules - I love the image!
Kath x

Lisa xx said...

Step away from the white've done a cracking job! Gorgeous card, loving the rosy cheeks

Aquarius said...

That is some cute little bird - you're not the only one who struggles with white space but I do try now and then to have a go.

Lorraine said...

It's a perfect cas card Jules, a cute image and lots of 'white' space - love it.
I think the breadmaker is going back in the cupboard....brownies...that's the way to go!!
Lorraine x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Like you I struggle with CAS card Jules, but you seem to have cracked it with this gorgeous card. I love it,

Sue xx

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card.

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Jules, it is certainly 'perfectly cas', I love your fun image.
It's so nice to see you blogging regularly again, I always love your makes.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super and definitely Perfectly CAS. I always think with my CAS cards that I have to walk away before I start adding bits. Super weather here, Hazelxx

Sarah said...

I feel your pain!! However, you seem to have embraced the white space brilliantly, a great card Jules xx

Kathleen said...

A really super fun image and so perfect for a CAS card, which you have made perfectly, love the colours.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

You really had me here searching for the heart.. hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Wonderful Jules - perfect in every way!


Di xx

cuilliesocks said...

Love your pretty card Jules, what a fabulous image and fabulous colouring, super design, Kate x

foleysfriend said...

What a super cute card! I love it! You've done a great job of adding color and also keeping your card clean and simple. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly CAS.

sue n.